Jeff Giddens
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I write a blog called The Song Survives that highlights great songs and songwriters. Go there if you want to read some of that writing. 

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Jason Isbell - "Elephant"

1. It is easy to write about death and be poignant -- mortality tends to bring that along each time you mention it in a song. It is difficult to to write about death and be nuanced, personal, and even humorous about it. Jason Isbell manages to write with all three of these with ease on "Elephant", from his latest record…See More
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Jason Isbell - "Elephant"

1. It is easy to write about death and be poignant -- mortality tends to bring that along each time you mention it in a song. It is difficult to to write about death and be nuanced, personal, and even humorous about it. Jason Isbell manages to write with all three of these with ease on "Elephant", from his latest record…See More
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In Their Own Voice: Don Schlitz, "When You Say Nothing At All"

1. Most of us wouldn't be able to explain why we love the person we do. There are so many reasons, and yet something intangible that pervades the core of true love. We can communicate without speaking, with a touch, Pun intended, there is almost no need to say anything as to why this song is so well respected. I appreciate songs that approach emotional territory in a plainspoken way. I think it is harder to do this without coming across cheesy -- the reason why many writers hide their feelings…See More
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In Their Own Voice: Don Schlitz, "When You Say Nothing At All"

1. Most of us wouldn't be able to explain why we love the person we do. There are so many reasons, and yet something intangible that pervades the core of true love. We can communicate without speaking, with a touch, Pun intended, there is almost no need to say anything as to why this song is so well respected. I appreciate songs that approach emotional territory in a plainspoken way. I think it is harder to do this without coming across cheesy -- the reason why many writers hide their feelings…See More
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Bruce Robison - "Leavin'"

1. My admiration of Bruce Robison is well documented. He has a very natural way of songwriting — one that makes every line seem like an adage from an experienced, trusted elder. His latest record, a duets record…See More
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A Conversation with Holly Williams

Holly Williams took a few minutes huddled in the corner of a hotel room with poor cell service to talk songwriting, the South, and her new record The Highway.I grew up with my mom in Nashville. It was a musical household, but very different. My mom was classically trained,…See More
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Jason Isbell - "Elephant"

1. It is easy to write about death and be poignant -- mortality tends to bring that along each time you mention it in a song. It is difficult to to write about death and be nuanced, personal, and even humorous about it. Jason Isbell manages to write with all three of these with ease on "Elephant", from his latest record…

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Posted on December 17, 2013 at 2:30pm

In Their Own Voice: Don Schlitz, "When You Say Nothing At All"

1. Most of us wouldn't be able to explain why we love the person we do. There are so many reasons, and yet something intangible that pervades the core of true love. We can communicate without speaking, with a touch, Pun intended, there is almost no need to say anything as to why this song is so well respected. I appreciate songs that approach emotional territory in a plainspoken way. I think it is harder to do this without coming across cheesy -- the reason why many writers hide…

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Posted on December 8, 2013 at 7:00pm

Bruce Robison - "Leavin'"

1. My admiration of Bruce Robison is well documented. He has a very natural way of songwriting — one that makes every line seem like an adage from an experienced, trusted elder. …

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Posted on February 18, 2013 at 10:30am

A Conversation with Holly Williams

Holly Williams took a few minutes huddled in the corner of a hotel room with poor cell service to talk songwriting, the South, and her new record The Highway.

I grew up with my mom in Nashville. It was a musical household, but very different. My…

Continue

Posted on February 17, 2013 at 2:30pm

A Conversation with Thad Cockrell

Thad Cockrell has made a lot of music in his time — from the early country of Stack of Dreams to the modern pop of his latest project Leagues — but with excellent songwriting the entire way. I got to talk to him about the journey of songwriting, inspiration, and an ever-evolving process.

I was born in Kansas City and moved to…

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Posted on February 7, 2013 at 10:30pm — 4 Comments

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At 6:40pm on January 16, 2011, Peewee Moore said…

Hey thanks for being a friend. I'm a Touring Independent Austin Texas Outlaw Honkytonker that needs your support! I'm always looking for new places to play so please let me know if you know of any. I have a Critically Acclaimed CD "The Leaving Side Of Gone" available at www.cdbaby.com/cd/peeweemoore and my next tour kicks off February 2nd and hits locations in TX, NM, AZ, CA, NV. Be sure to spread the word if you know anybody in those states. My official website is www.peeweemoore.com I hope to see you around!

-Peewee Moore

 Sole Honorable Mention Best Album Of The Year 2009 -Chattanooga Times Free Press

www.savingcountrymusic.com Essential Albums of 2010 List

 

"If I were to trace the genealogy of the country music Outlaw, it would start with Bobby Bare, roll through Willie & Waylon and that whole gang, follow Cash through the late 90′s, and end up in the country music underground with people like Peewee Moore as possibly the perfect example of the Outlaw lineage in the present day"
-Kyle Coroneos, www.savingcountrymusic.com

At 8:43pm on February 12, 2010, Paul Masson said…
Jeff,

Thanks for the add. Hope you enjoy the songs.

Best, Paul
At 10:23am on October 19, 2009, Bob Kuhn said…
Hi Jeff, I enjoyed your reviews. I am a big Mcmurty and Lyle fan. My buddy Dave Ramont (from the alt country band Dick Smith) is about to release a double cd, any interest in having a listen for possible review? Drop me a line at kuhnkuhn@aol. and I'll drop a copy in the mail. Thanks, Bob Kuhn
At 10:39pm on February 19, 2009, No Depression said…
Hi Jeff - Welcome to the site! Let us if you have any questions or anything seems confusing. Be sure to take a look at the FAQs and feel free to hit us up with any feedback or suggestions. Cheers!
-Kim
 
 
 

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